Saturday, 4 January 2014

Crazy 4 Challenges Design Team - First Challenge

Guess what?! I was recently invited to join the Design Team of the Crazy 4 Challenges blog - which sets a new card making challenge every Saturday... I love challenge blogs - they always seem to give some inspiration, or stretch me to try things I wouldn't otherwise do. (I also love that the DT is know as 'The Crazies'!!)

For my first challenge on the team, I came up with this card:

We've been given the following picture to inspire us in any way we feel like, and I took the white bunting, black glitter stars and silver accents as my theme. I thought it quite a masculine look, so made a man's birthday card. (Not much colour, and a male card... definitely a challenge for me!)

I used Karen Burniston's Accordion Album for the card base, and the 'Frame and Label, Bracket' Bigz die for the white, and silver embossed inside panels.
I used Tim Holtz's Mini Rosettes die, plus his Crescent Moon and Stars die, which is great for cutting all the different sized stars.
I also used arrow dies and a stamp from the Sizzix/Hero arts Bicycle set, plus a top hat sticker from My Mind's Eye's Sky's the Limit collection.

 I embossed some silver card stock with a stars embossing folder, and punched out the little flags, which I glued on to twine.

I also decorated the back, using a couple of stamps from my stash, and leaving space for a note.
Join in with the challenge as well, over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog!

Some of the products used:



  1. wow wow wow wow and did I say wow! You rocked this challenge Helen, this card is AWESOME! So glad you were able to join our DT :)

  2. Ditto what Frances said! A super make! Love the masculine feel and the chic color scheme.

  3. Congrats on becoming "Crazy". Now that's a great card.

  4. LOVE this Helen! What a perfect way to use the Accordion Card. WOW!
    Cheers, Karen A